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  • November

    • ArtistYear

      November 15, 2017

      The ArtistYear program provides a unique opportunity for Westphal students graduating this year and alumni up to the age of 28 to make a difference by creating unique arts programs and classes in nearby, underserved Philadelphia public schools.

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  • October

    • Fashionista Cameron Silver

      October 30, 2017

      Cameron Silver, king of vintage, author and fashion director, is a multi-faceted leader in the fashion and retail industry.  Silver will speak to his unique perspective and career in the fashion industry on Thursday, November 9th in the URBN Annex Screening Room, followed by a book signing.


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    • BioDesign Challenge

      October 30, 2017

      BioDesign Challenge is a special topics course that will be offered this winter term and is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Participants will work towards a coveted spot in the annual BioDesign Challenge Summit, an annual competition held in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).

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    • Council of Fashion Designer Honorees

      October 11, 2017

      Two 2017 alumnae from our Fashion Design program, Lela Thompson and Anna Sajeski, were named Design Graduate talents for 2017 by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). 

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  • September

    • Fashion And Media

      September 27, 2017

      This October, Westphal will partner with Intellect Books to host Fashion And Media , an annual and intensive three-day symposium focused on how fashion is portrayed throughout varying forms of media. 

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  • August

  • June

    • Renee Weiss Chase

      June 21, 2017

      Renee Weiss Chase, Fashion Design Professor, has been dedicated to the growth of our graduate and undergraduate Fashion Design programs, which now enjoy rankings as the third best in the country and the 13th best in the world.

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  • May

    • Ken Downing: Fashion Forecast

      May 09, 2017

      Ken Downing, the Senior Vice President and Global Fashion Ambassador of Neiman Marcus, is no stranger to the Westphal College. For the past four years, Downing has visited at the start of each spring to share his behind-the-runway forecast of the year’s coveted fashion trends, while giving an overview of the top shows in Paris, London, Milan, and New York to our many dedicated followers of fashion. 

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  • April

  • March

  • February

    • New Fashion Technologies

      February 13, 2017

      The Fashion Design Program has recently acquired the Digital Clothing Suite (DCS), several new state of the art 3D fashion design computer programs from Professor Hyeong-Seok Ko, Director of the Digital Clothing Center in the Graphic and Media Laboratory, Seoul National University, and the Physan company. DCS is utilized by the industry to create and simulate fashion design on a virtual model, creating savings in costs and freeing up time for designers to explore and create.

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